The Wildlife Trusts and Vine House Farm Bird Foods are celebrating a flourishing 10-year partnership, working together for wildlife.
By donating up to 5% of its sales to The Wildlife Trusts, Vine House Farm has raised over £1.25m – including £22,323 to the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.
Vine House Farm helps our work with wildlife and wild places by its contributions from its bird food sales made to members and supporters in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust Director Simon Bentley said, “Our partnership means a valuable double benefit: great service to our members and funds to support our work.”
Vine House Farm, the home of pioneering wildlife-friendly farmer Nicolas Watts, MBE and his family, is one of the UK’s most successful wild bird food businesses and is host to a wide range of wildlife. It grows 400 acres of bird seed including 100 acres of sunflowers and 240 acres of red millet, white millet, naked oats, oil seed rape and canary seed, all of which are delivered directly to customers across UK, via mail order.
Nicholas Watts said: “Farming this way is a way of life for us and it brings about great pleasure to see wildlife thriving. I have always enjoyed feeding birds and now I am feeding more than I could ever have imagined with the help of our customers!”
To find out more about this conservation award-winning farm, and to buy food direct, visit the Vine House Farm website www.vinehousefarm.co.uk
Photograph: Tree sparrow feeding young (Vine House Farm)